The Stephanie Collection offers a new twist on the modern rustic aesthetic. Inspired by the strata lines found in rock formations. The Stephanie collection combines a contemporary form language with the raw unadorned beauty of the materials used in its construction.
Cutting through the plywood layers has revealed the natural strata lines that wrap around each plane of the design and emphasize the dynamic form seen in the silhouette of the furniture Alexander Purcell Rodrigues, the award-winning designer of the Stephanie Collection said: – “I am always looking to find new ways of utilizing every day materials in unexpected ways. Plywood has never been treated in this manner before.
Euro-ply has extremely tight veneers which are very beautiful in themselves and with the Stephanie collection I have liberated them from being a simple structural element and incorporated them into the dialogue of my design.
Over the last 100 years plywood has been a vehicle for designers experimentation but it became timewarped in the 50′s and it wasn’t until 1988 that Jasper Morrison brought plywood back into design dialogue.
Now in the 2010′s modern technology allows us to harness the beauty of plywood in an exciting contemporary way”.The result is The Stephanie Collection – an undeniably contemporary collection of dining chairs, dining table, bench, lounge chair and coffee table attractively different from the stark modern furniture the fills so many showrooms.
Available both upholstered and raw The Stephanie Collection is affordable, elegant and durable.
Technical Background: The Stephanie line is made from urea formaldehyde free europly and accented with gold plated screws. The core construction of the ply is CARB exempt and meets phase 2 formaldehyde emission limits while contributing to LEED building credits.
Name: The Stephanie Collection
Type: Furniture Collection, Chair, lounge Chair, Table, Coffee table, Bench
Materials Combination: Wood, Wood + Leather
Furniture Designer: Alexander Purcell Rodrigues
Text Description: © Courtesy of Alexander Purcell Rodrigues
Images: © Alexander Purcell Rodrigues